They each came up with their own top four.
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No great surprise that he gives a predictable top three, Man City to retain their title, followed by big spending Liverpool, then Tottenham. They argued that they have to sell players for financial reasons if they fail to qualify for Europa or Champions League.
The pressure will be on in Mourinho's third season at the club - it pains United fans to see their club trailing City and the prospect of being overtaken by Liverpool would be arguably even more painful. "And, when they have got a good team, with the crowd at Anfield they are literally unstoppable - as we saw against City in the Champions League last season".
"This is a big week for the club ahead of the visit of Spurs on the opening weekend, but I feel the Magpies can maintain their place in the top half of the division with the Toon Army having their part to play".
"They proved to us that they were probably our bogey team last season where they beat us a number of times".
Liverpool's business in the transfer window sees them enter the new campaign as the team most likely to challenge Man City. "Nobody is consistent with 11 players".
City haven't dipped into the deep pockets of their Abu Dhabi owners as significantly as Guardiola's first two summers in charge, but have still strengthened with club record signing Riyad Mahrez. Chelsea and Arsenal, however, have been tipped to finish in the fifth and sixth positions respectively, just like they did in the 2017-18 season.
City have already banked one trophy after beating Chelsea 2-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. "But there are other clubs who say they haven't got time and wish we hadn't made a decision to do it".
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Yet, based on the World Cup performances of Golden Boot victor Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen among others, there is still plenty for Mauricio Pochettino to look forward to.